The Indonesian resort island of Batam has become a hotspot for Southeast Asian Salafis, who practice a fundamentalist form of Sunni Islam with roots in Saudi Arabia.
The once-pristine Citarum is among the world's worst polluted rivers, spoiled by decades of unregulated dumping of chemical waste by hundreds of textile mills and industrial factories.
King Salman's historic visit to Indonesia is the culmination of a 37-year-long Saudi campaign for cultural influence in the world's largest Muslim nation.
Podcast with former New York Times science editor David Corcoran discusses a series on the global leather tanning and textile industries with grantees Larry and Debbie Price.
The rise of fabric and textile manufacturing brought jobs to Indonesia’s West Java province. It also brought abject pollution to the Citarum River.
Borneo is home to the Earth’s oldest rainforests, but deforestation is slowly depleting them.
The Dayak, Borneo's indigenous tribe, are altering their way of life due to increasing deforestation.
Oil palm is the world’s most productive oil food crop, yielding more than 40 percent of global vegetable oil production. But controversy surrounds the way in which it is farmed.
The ecological devastation of Borneo involves palm oil, habitat loss, and climate change. This slideshow examines the crisis through the eyes of the Dayak, the country's indigenous people.
Larry Price offers a rare glimpse inside recycling smelters on the island of Java in Indonesia where operators smelt lead from used batteries with little regard for environmental regulations.
Mercury waste from small-scale gold mining contaminates air, water and food to sicken and kill. Price shows us mercury's deadly toll, especially on the young, in an Indonesian mining community.
A tradition of metalworking has left a historic village contaminated with high doses of lead. Now the threat continues from battery recyclers spewing toxic smoke.